Who Invented Photography Quiz

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we couldn’t take pictures? Photographs have become an integral part of the very fabric of our lives. We can look at ourselves at all different stages of our lives. We can even see what our parents and grandparents look liked, and experienced as they were growing up. It’s fascinating and amazing. We can relive our travels, experiences, and memories. We can see ourselves in the bathtub as babies (yes, we ALL have those pictures), and compare what our children look like to our pictures at the same age. Whoever invented photography had a huge effect on the quality of the lives of those who came after. Take our fun quiz below to find out some interesting facts about who invented photography.

Multiple Choice Quiz

A. Who invented photography?

  1. Nicéphore Niépce
  2. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
  3. Leonardo da Vinci
  4. Both A and B

B. When was color film invented?

  1. 1932
  2. 1935
  3. 1936
  4. None of the above

C. When was digital photography developed?

  1. 1973
  2. 1975
  3. 1981
  4. None of the above


A. 1: The invention of photography has been attributed to Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, who the daguerreotype, which is considered “the first commercially successful photographic process in the history of photography,” was named after. In 1837, Daguerre was able to create a sharp photographic image in just a few minutes.  However, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph around 1827, although the picture he produced was fuzzy and required eight hours to develop. The two men began working together in 1829.

B. 2: Kodachrome was introduced in 1935. However, before that there was three-strip Technicolor which reproduced only a limited range of color. Agfacolor was introduced in 1936.

C. 2: Digital photography was invented in 1975, by a young engineer working for Eastman Kodak. Steven Sasson created the first digital camera.

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